Puzzle Girl by Rachael Featherstone
Genre: Chick-lit, Contemporary Romance, Rom-Com
Published: January 2019 by The Dome Press
Swathi’s Rating: 4/5
Verdict: Puzzle Girl could be your best chick-lit company to snuggle up on your lazy days!
Love is a riddle, waiting to be solved…
Clued-up career girl Cassy Brookes has life under control until one disastrous morning changes everything. When she finds herself stuck in a doctor’s surgery, a cryptic message left in a crossword magazine sends her on a search to find the mysterious puzzle-man behind it.
Cassy is soon torn between tracking down her elusive dream guy, and outwitting her nightmare workmate, the devious Martin.
Facing a puzzling love-life, will she ever be able to fit the pieces together and discover the truth behind this enigmatic man?
Rachael Featherstone was born and raised in Woodford. Her path to writing was a little unorthodox. After reading Mathematics at Oxford University, New College, Rachael went to work in research.
When Rachael’s mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2012, Rachael decided to take a chance, quit her job, and fulfil a life time ambition to write a novel. She went back to university and completed a Masters in English Literature and had several short stories published.
Rachael now lives in Hampshire with her husband, Tim and baby daughter.
Her Website: www.writerachael.com
Cassidy Brooks aka Cassy has had better days. Her long time boyfriend dumps her on a rough note and her office rival Martin is fierce and ready to do anything for a promotion! Cassy tries to tackle her life by making ‘lists’ to sort everything out. One morning on her way to work, she is hit by a cyclist and ushered to the nearby walk-in center for first aid. Bored and tensed, she gets distracted when she finds an old puzzle book with a page that says ‘make your own crossword’.
Miracle happens when she visits the clinic next week to see the same crossword filled by someone else and left even more clues for her to continue. Obsessed by her curiosity to find her ‘puzzle man’ Cassy finds herself coming back to the clinic with the worst lies and excuses possible damaging her self-esteem in the funniest way possible!
Puzzle Girl is an entertaining page turner and kept me hooked till the last page. This is one of the feel-good books that I never want to end. I found myself completed absorbed with the plot and almost curious as Cassey to find the Puzzle Man!
The characters apart from Cassy and Martin includes Cassey’s surrogate brother Dan who is a sweet youngster and I loved the bro-sis relationship between them! Then there is Sophia – Cassy’s sweetest colleague. I even loved the nurse at the walk-in center who put up with all of Cassy’s lame lies! Her reactions seemed hilarious to imagine and awkward if it had happened in real time!
I must thank Rachael Featherstone for putting a smile on my face the whole time I was reading the book. I am very much intrigued to see what she writes next. This cute, charismatic chic-lit is highly recommended to binge read over a beach weekend. Puzzle Girl could be your best company to snuggle up on your lazy days!
My sincere thanks The Dome Press for my early Christmas present. This book is completely worth the wait and I can’t wait for you guys to read and talk more about it! Until next time. XOXO